Lehigh County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution March 8 transferring $10.6 million from the county stabilization fund to the intergovernmental transfer fund, which will go directly to Cedarbrook Nursing Homes.
The bill provides for the transfer of funds to the Department of Human Services, the nonfederal share of Medical Assistance payments to nursing homes.
At its regular meeting on March 1, Hanover Township awarded its trash and recycling contract to what turned out to be the highest bidder. J.P. Mascaro & Sons, the township’s existing hauler, was awarded the contract. Mascaro’s new contract is lower than the existing agreement but is well above the lowest bidder.
In an article in The Press (“Man concerned about collapse,” Feb. 23, page 12), Eric Roth’s concern about a failing retaining wall on a neighbor’s property was misrepresented. The retaining wall and back-filled soil are threatening to collapse into Roth’s backyard fence and a shed located on his property near the fence, and Roth said the situation poses a safety issue.
Also, he was misquoted as saying he has a couple of daughters; in fact, he has a daughter and a son.
A photo included with the article shows the incorrect backyard neighbor’s property.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.
Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.
Hanover Township streets will soon be cleaner than they have ever been.
At its meeting March 15, the Hanover Township Council approved a plan to clean streets twice a month.
“This will be a change for our residents,” said Director of Public Works Jeffry Mouer. “They are used to once-a-year cleaning.”
The plan is to clean streets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, beginning in April. The township will post permanent signs under the existing snow emergency signs.
Amy Zanelli, candidate for Lehigh County Commissioner District 3, has announced that she will seek the Democratic endorsement in the May 16 primary race.
“Reclaiming our democracy is a marathon, not a sprint,” she said. “The starting line is local politics.”
The first round of bids on Catasauqua’s Iron Works property will be due in June.
At the borough council’s March 6 meeting, Chad Helmer of Taggart Associates explained the bidding process for the remaining acreage at the borough’s Iron Works site.
“We don’t have the option of selling the property as a private owner might,” he said. “We will send out our criteria. If we receive a bid that meets our minimum requirements, we will accept the bid. If we don’t receive a bid that meets the minimum requirements then we will rebid the project.”
A Catasauqua Library Health Talk originally scheduled for last Thursday has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 23. The session was postponed because of winter storm Stella.
Hartzell’s Pharmacy will be presenting a program on sleep problems. It will begin at 6 p.m. and is expected to be about 90 minutes in length.
There is no charge and all are welcome.
The library is located at 302 Bridge St., Catasauqua.
For information, call 610-264-4151 or go to catasauquapl.org.